In Theaters Now: Waialua Homecoming 2018

  By Jasmine Crawford Homecoming is the most memorable event students look forward to every year. With skits, banners, floats, and shirts, it gives opportunity for classmates to create new bonds with one another. After careful selection, Waialua High and Intermediate School’s Student Body Government and Student Council came together …

Time to strap it up!

by Taylor Jenkins Helmets on, chin straps tight, minds ready. Our football boys are ready to make history once again, making the community proud. “With this team, I feel we’re going to make playoffs,” says quarterback Justyce Lacar. He continues, “If we remain on this successful path, we have the …

Eight is Enough

    by Jasmine Crawford This year, Waialua High and Intermediate School changed the bell schedule from seven periods to eight. Instructional time is now seventy minutes and contains a constant rotation of even and odd period days, steering away from the traditional all period days. Mid dle school has …

The Pride of Waialua

Waialua High School JV and Varsity Girls Volleyball teams do community service at a lo’i patch in Hale’iwa.by Angel Rivera-Velez Standing strong and working hard, Volleyball season has kicked off and Waialua’s Wahine are beyond ready. Excitement is abundant in our community as this athletic story unfolds yet again, but …

When it comes to an end

by Anna Peters The end of each school year doesn’t only means summer is coming, but marks an ending of student mandatory education, and with it, the official entrance into adulthood. With graduation comes plenty of mixed emotions: happiness, triumph, and melancholy. We asked two recent Waialua High graduates, Nami …

Just call me Pawehi

by Erin Hardin Miss Hawaii Junior High America 2018 is Waialua’s own Pawehimaikaleikaumakailihiaokalani Kaira Sanoe Binz – but just call her “Pawehi.” Pawehi is an 8th grader at WHIS and has been doing pageants since the age of six. Her dance director, Mrs. Kristi Kashimoto-Rowbottom who runs the pageants, encouraged …

The Start of Something New

  by Anna Peters A new start of the school year typically means two things: new classes and new teachers. Each year, most schools generally welcome aboard a few new teachers. This year at Waialua High and Intermediate School, one of those new teachers include a new College and Career …

Why Not Read? Part 2

  by Kezia Burgoyne In the previous article, “Why Not Read,” the reasons why some students decide not to read were explained. Many students acknowledged the inconvenience of obtaining and carrying around a paper book, and phones were noted as a potential distraction that shortens student’s attention span and willingness …

The Tastes of Taiwan

 By: Anna Peters Over the winter break, I went on a trip to Taiwan alone. Since I have family in Taiwan, I go pretty often. It is one of my favorite places to travel to. Seeing friends, family, and scenery always make my trip enjoyable, but my favorite part of Taiwan …

Rebirth of a Sioux Nation

by Hannah Bartlett In contrast to the lush greenery of Mount Ka’ala and the Waianae Mountain Range on the North Shore of O’ahu, the Lakota Sioux Reservation is a vast expanse of beautiful, yet mostly unusable grassland in Black Hills, South Dakota.  It is here that AP English teacher Shah …